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Measuring the Impact of Asset Complementarities: The Case of Rural Peru

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  • Javier Escobal
  • Máximo Torero

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The exact type, critical mass, and combination of public and private assets needed to move out of poverty have not been sufficiently studied. This paper analyzes three types of public infrastructure and services: a) "traditional infrastructure" such as tr

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  • Javier Escobal & Máximo Torero, 2005. "Measuring the Impact of Asset Complementarities: The Case of Rural Peru," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 42(125), pages 137-164.
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:42:y:2005:i:125:p:137-164
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    1. Carlos Aparicio & Miguel A. Jaramillo & Cristina San Román, 2011. "Desarrollo de la infraestructura y reducción de la pobreza: el caso peruano," Working Papers 11-00, Centro de Investigación, Universidad del Pacífico, revised Sep 2011.
    2. Simon D. Ellis & Aurelio Menendez, 2014. "Rural Roads: The Challenge of Decentralized Implementation," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper1413, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    3. Barham, Tania & Lipscomb, Molly & Mobarak, Ahmed Mushfiq, 2011. "Development Effects of Electrification: Evidence from the Geologic Placement of Hydropower Plants in Brazil," CEPR Discussion Papers 8427, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    4. Antonio Estache, 2010. "A survey of impact evaluations of infrastructure projects, programs and policies," Working Papers ECARES 2010_005, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
    5. Damien Agobdji & Kokou Amouzouvi & Kname Bouare & Idrissa Diagne & Aristide Kielem, 2013. "Analyse de l’impact de la hausse mondiale des prix et des politiques de réponse du gouvernment sur la pauvreté," Working Papers PMMA 2013-10, PEP-PMMA.
    6. Torero, Maximo, 2014. "The Impact of Rural Electrification," MPRA Paper 61425, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Barron, Manuel & Torero, Maximo, 2012. "Determinants of Time Allocation to Rural Non-Farm Activities in Central America: The Role of Infrastructure and EducationI," MPRA Paper 61421, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Schejtman, A. & Berdegué, J., 2007. "La desigualdad y la pobreza como desafíos para el desarrollo territorial rural," Working papers 001, Rimisp Latin American Center for Rural Development.
    9. Harry Anthony Patrinos & Emmanuel Skoufias, 2007. "Economic Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples in Latin America : Conference Edition," World Bank Other Operational Studies 8019, The World Bank.
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    11. Escobal, Javier & Favareto, Arilson & Aguirre, Francisco & Ponce, Carmen, 2015. "Linkage to Dynamic Markets and Rural Territorial Development in Latin America," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 73(C), pages 44-55.
    12. Andrei A. Levchenko & Nitya Pandalai-Nayar, 2015. "TFP, News, and "Sentiments:" The International Transmission of Business Cycles," NBER Working Papers 21010, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    13. Sami Bibi & John Cockburn & Massa Coulibaly & Luca Tiberti, 2009. "The Impact of the Increase in Food Prices on Child Poverty and the Policy Response in Mali," Papers inwopa09/66, Innocenti Working Papers.
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    15. Patrinos, Harry Anthony & Skoufias, Emmanuel & Lunde, Trine, 2007. "Indigenous peoples in Latin America : economic opportunities and social networks," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4227, The World Bank.
    16. Chamberlin, Jordan & Jayne, T.S., 2013. "Unpacking the Meaning of ‘Market Access’: Evidence from Rural Kenya," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 41(C), pages 245-264.
    17. Gustavo Anríquez & William Foster & Jorge Ortega & César Falconi & Carmine Paolo De Salvo, 2016. "Public Expenditures and the Performance of Latin American and Caribbean Agriculture," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 7839, Inter-American Development Bank.
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    Keywords

    Development; poverty trap; public assets; complementarity; infrastructure;

    JEL classification:

    • H40 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - General
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies
    • R53 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock

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